Douglas suggested that the state Department of Education will investigate teachers who walk out, and could refer teachers to the State Board of Education, which could give teachers a letter of censure or strip them of their teacher's certificate.
And while Douglas supports raising teacher pay, she has said that the #RedForEd protests "politicize" campuses.
"I don't even remember the last time state employees received a pay increase.
In an email, Douglas spokesperson Stefan Swiat said that the Department of Education "has already received verbal complaints and calls from citizens who intend to formally complain."
A 1971 opinion from the Arizona attorney general said that common law prohibits strikes by public employees, including teachers.